Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A forerunning; a heralding; prognostication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A forerunning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb forerun, precede
  • noun archaic a prediction, a prognostication

Etymologies

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From Latin praecursum, supine of praecurrō ("run before").

Examples

  • Investors have reached for near-term downside protection, which if accurate, precurse a further decline of 13. 9\% for the market.

    FXstreet.com

  • I. i.121 (152,7) Was even the like precurse of fierce events] Not only such prodigies have been seen in Rome, but the elements have shewn our countrymen like forerunners and foretokens of violent events.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

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